Two finishes!

I’m slowly getting my mojo back and I finished two baby quilts this week! Whoop whoop! These are destined for the Hands2Help charity challenge hosted by Sarah of Confessions of a Fabric Addict. My last post shows all the quilts I’m sending off this year, more than half of them were made many months ago but they fit the need so off they go!

The first finish this week is the Disappearing 25 patch, this tutorial was posted on Sarah’s blog at the beginning of April and I’m sure I would’ve had it finished long before now if Greta hadn’t needed her annual cleaning. I used fusible polyester batting in this one because I happened to have it left over in my stash and it was the perfect size…BUT I hated every minute of quilting it so I won’t be buying any more of that crap! Luckily once washed, it was soft and squishy – whew!

I did a simple all over meander quilting motif, then I auditioned several fabrics for binding before landing on this solid lavender. This finished 44″ square.

My next finish is a quick project called Deep Blue Sea by Erica of Kitchen Table Quilting. She offered a free pattern & tutorial on her blog and I just had to give it a go! I finished this top the night before Greta went into the shop so it sat on my design wall the whole time, just calling to me!! After I finished the D25P, I cut batting and made the back for this one. I knew I wanted to do wavy lines for quilting so it finished up very fast.

The colors are truest in this first photo

I found this fabric in my stash with blue birds but I didn’t have quite enough so I added the organic vines…the colors are perfect! This finished 38×48

I’m contemplating pulling out some other UFO tops and getting them done but I hear the siren song of starting a new project calling me!! Oh what will I do…

Oh and there is LIVE tennis to watch this weekend!! A few weeks ago the guys played a round-robin tournament in West Palm Beach, FL and now the ladies are doing the same this weekend…the final is today!! I love to watch tennis while I sew – squeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!

Have a great rest of your long weekend…

First official visitor

We had our first official visitor in the new house this past week and as such, I didn’t do any sewing. We took her to our favorite restaurant on the beach, Bummz – twice actually!

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DH & Pam

While she was here we went shopping for area rugs and some wall decor, here’s a few shots of what we bought. Excuse the boxes, I’m still deciding where to put stuff :-p

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Living room rug

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Carolina room rug

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Dining room rug

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Kitchen wall art

I still need to find something for over the server in the dining room and I plan on putting valances on many of the windows…ugh, still so much to do!!

Before she arrived on Monday, I finished piecing the Shattered Triangles top and it’s been sitting on my design wall all week…I can’t wait to get in there later today to decide on the backing fabric and maybe even get it basted.

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We’ve been experiencing an early heatwave the past few days and it looks like it’s going to hang around for a few more…a good reason to stay indoors and sew!!

I wish everyone a safe and happy Memorial Day…

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